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THESTANDARD,^of Main and Third ^tr^-^-l^.^Montana.
SATlTR!AY. DECEMHKR 7. 1MM^.
Thegarment of rlutrity which mmc^^(Vicious iH^^^i^le are trying *n throw^about Congressman ^'arter's latest |^^^-^litical escapade is of liner lihre than^all-wool goods and is far more than a^yard wide.
Mr.farter voted for S|^eaker Iteed.^The Montana delegates at the St. Louis^convention had wired him not to do it.^Of course, the Montana men were^vexed; and now we have it that the^telegram reached \Yasliington a little^too late, Carter haviiiK pledged himself^to Hee^l just the day liefore !
^f course, iiht republican friends will^promptly forjrive Carter. Not having^received the dispatch, how was he to^know Montana sentiment^ Not hav^^ing caught the warning; from the St.^I.ouis delegation, how was he to Ite ac^^quainted with Mr. Itccd's anti silver^record^ And tiiliee he had lung Is-en^pledged to Heed, anyway, in all hut^caucus obligation, what could he have^done if the telegram had reached him^a day or a week sooner-/ lie would^have voted for Heed just the^name. He was hound to. He was^among the very first men mentioned^days ahead by the leading repiihliean^newspaper of the I'nited States as a^warm supporter of Mr. Heed.
Thereal excuse to plead in Mr. Car^^ter's favor is that northwest repuhli-^cans supported Heed on |iersonal assur^^ance that he had revised his views and^had come to look upon silver with a^friendly eye. Mr. Heed is in politics^for the connivance there is in it, and it^is to tie seen whether he will forget his^promise and put these republicans to^shame.
Lastsummer, the platform of the^national republican party was profuse^in its promises of friendliness to silver:^its phrases seem now forgotten. They^told us that silver had a friend^in Harrison; his message sorely disap^^pointed us. Tlfen we were assured that^Secretary Windoin had a ^plan^ which^waa to prove a veritable elixir. Its de^^tails reached Montana yesterday; they^are aa disappointing and disheartening^aa ever was a broken promise. There^remains S|ieaker Thomas It. Heed,^elected on promises made to northwest^men; we confess, we doubt him.
WINDOWS ^PLAN '^Silver has an enemy in Secretary Win-^dom the elaborate scheme evolved in^his report fixes that fact fast enough.
Inhis annual message President Har^^rison timidly touched the silver ques^^tion and, for an exposition of his views^on the issue, he referred the country to^the forthcoming recommendations of^the secretary of the treasury. Mr.^Windoin had bid the people wait for^the unfolding of his plan which, in his^view ought to lie entirely acceptable to^silver advocates and admirable in its^adaptation to the views of the finan^^ciering Hast. The plan has come. It^is a string of platitudes, a bundle of^sophistries. It is distinctively hostile^to silver and it wiil misguide only those^who are so dull that their live good^senses bWVM defense to them against^any sort of harm or danger.
TheWest and Mr. Windoni are lMM^^lessly far apart. When it comes to^views on the silver question, the secre^^tary and the silver ]ieople can not get^on any common ground, silver de^^mands recognition as legal tender under^rights that were never cancelled by the^federal government. It claims its^place in a double-standard currency.^It offers to relieve a debt- ridden peopie^from oppression and from the unequal^tight which has been waged with the^rich creditor class ever since legislation^brought the metal into disgrace. It^haa no question whatever regarding^its time-honored function in the sphere^^f currency. It is pleading no excuses,^soliciting no favors, but, on the con^^trary, it offers to be immensely helpful^in the commercial world; and financial^history proves that it makes no mis^^take in asserting its ability to be use^^ful.
Onthe other hand. Secretary Win-^dom, with the President of the I'nited^States back of him, approaches the^question with that gingerly touch^which savors of fear, saying a friendly^word for silver l*ccausc that is good^politics just at this time, but smother^ing the compliment under long para^graphs of admonitions against gener^^ous treatment of the metal, warning^the country against the awful evils that^may follow its lils-ral purchase, recit^^ing the stereotype objections which the^enemies of silver have urged for years^- -in spite of all that enlightened public^opinion meanwhile has learned and^tossing off, in conclusion, a ^ plan^^which every intelligent friend of silver^will resent the instant he reads it.
Cutin briefest possible shape. Mi.^^Windoni does not wish to recognize^the rightful place of silver in the na
tion'scurrency, he would not broadly^make it a legal tender, he would not^vest it with its proper functions, but^would have the government purchase^it as it would buy guns, or deal with it^as with any ordinary commodity. He^would make Mr. Windoni the |^ersoii to^decide when enough had Iteen bought^and. worse than that, he would practi^^cally make the secretary an unre^^strained seller whenever he chose to^trade on that side of the market. In^his ^plan^ the metal is every-day mer^^chandise; in the purpose of the West, it^is metal entitled to its rightful place in^national currency, where, once placed,^it can take care of itself and bless the^world of trade.
Headthe pages relating to silver ill^Secretary Wiudom's rei^ort. and gauge^him by your own standard. He quotes^the amount of coinage under existing^law and then recites the extenuating^circumstances which have happened to^prevent it from working evil. He rec^^ognize., the necessity of silver in cur^^rency but his comments are a constant^warning lest it Is- treated Ills-rally and^thus disturb things. Kvery paragraph^is a hint at the ^serious consequences.^^He enquires how much we may expect^silver to depreciate with the coinage of^f*4.^^^i.i^m a mouth if silver has declined^^Jil per cent in eleven years on the coin^^age s-j.imii.^kxi a mouth, taking care,^however, not to tell the circumstances^that induced silver's first fall, lie ob^^jects to issuing silver certillcates to de-^^Misitors of bullion Is-cause ^^ this prop^^osition practically amounts to fret-^coinage and is therefore o|^eii to all the^serious objections and dangers that^have Iteen urged against such free coin^^age.^ Not a point has been made by^any advocate of silver, during years of^discussion, which Mr. W indoni does^not controvert. He would not coin ^M.-^i m h i.^h a i a month Itecause it would over^^tax the mint capacity, and he says :
Theaaaaataffl of tin- Ireaaury, in whom is^lodged i lif illwretionary power to ihuvIuuu-and^i*ohi sl.i.m.ii.i worth of ntlver |^er month, iiHM*um^iii the opinion of nil hi* predeecKMors finer I*7k,
ofitotti aaMtaal aaMtaawthaa aasta^ la a i iinii as*
yondwhieh il is not -;ifc to go in thinage of
fulllegal tender dolbtra, the nominal value of^whleh Ik far In exit-** of tin' hullion value, aad^he lut^ therefore eontlned his |MirehiiHe^ lo the^.mi.mill required l^^ law.
Wepredict that the treatment of the^silver question under the Windoni^^plan.^ would tiud the country with an^average purchase by the government of^absolutely less than ^^).^^^^ per month^lieforc lawns are green next spring.^Clearly Mr. Windoin anil the West are^too wide apart. His ^advantages^ are^not worth studying. Iiecattse silver ad-^vocates are talking about a precious^metal and its useful place in a coinage^system while he is trying to show how^the government can deal in an ordinary^commodity without risk of running too^great loss.
MINISTERDOUGLASS SNUBBED^Frederick Douglass had a lot of^trouble in presenting his credentials at^Port au I'rince, and it was only when^Secretary Itlaine came to his aid with a^I'nited States cruiser that the dusky^minister succeeded in traveling in a^manner befitting his official position.^Dispatches from llayti say that the^American minister has not only been^snubbed, but that llippolvte refuses^point blank to honor his credentials,^antl it is said that Secretary Itlaine is^contemplating the appoint ineut of his^successor.
President11ippolvteargues that inas^^much as other foreign governments are^represented there by white men, he^don't propose to receive a negro from^the I'nited States. The fact is. the^llaytiens have very little resjiect for^members of their own race, and Mr.^Douglass' predecessor. Mr. Thompson,^a Brooklyn mulatto, met with poor suc^^cess in his diplomatic dealings with the^turbulent little republic.
Itis a question whether it would be^to our advantage to comply with the^wishes of the dusky ruler of the island.^For years this government has lieen^trying to secure laud at I'ort an I'rince^for a coaling station for American war^vessels, but so far all negotiations have^failed utterly. As a result of sending^negro ministers to llayti. this govern^^ment has been unable to secure any^concessions, while Fr-,'ice being repre^^sented by a nobleman, has secured a^firm position in the a (lections of the^government.
Acoaling station at I'ort au I'rince
would In* a great advantage to our
navy,and since President llippolvte
declinesto treat with Mr. Douglass it
wouldseem that a white man should
beappointed to the place.
ALondon dispatch says that ltoti-^langer has lieeu engaged to lecture in^the I'nited States. It is probable that^his topic will lie ^Looking Itackward.^^As a dime museum freak Itoiilanger^might attract attention, but it is doubt^^ful if the American public will care to^listen to the harrangties of a French^man who so openly parades his vices^and w ho is confessedly a hack nuinlier.
Ofall the burnt cork artists in the^land. Lew Dockstuder has for years^been at the bead of his profession. His^theatre in New York was recognized as^a standard place of amusement, where^all the gags on mothers in-law and^Canadian exiles were dished up in the^latest style. Just now the famous^minstrel is taking some medicine of his j^own mixing, but his creditors from^whom he has taken refuge across the^border, fail to see the point of the joke.
Longago the American people lost^interest in the career of Jefferson^Davis, whose life was sketched by the^Sta n n.Mt i i yesterday morning in a^summary following the announcement^of his death. Public opinion long ago^fixed the place which Mr. Davis is^likely to hold in the country's annals
and,while he haa been out of the pub^^lic mind for years, the expressions of^sentiment printed this morning will in^^terest the reader, doubtless awakening^many a suggestion that would not be^deemed friendly toward the man whom^bis patriotic countrymen have no rea^^son to love, and whose name and deeds^most of us, under the prompting of^broad charity, will lie glad to forget.
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SecretaryWindoin couldn't manage^to get in a good word for leatl. His^report remarks that, owing to obscurity^in the statutes, the |ieople have a habit^of looking to the secretary of the treas^^ury rather tlian to congress ^for relief^from real or imaginary hardships at^^tributed to the tariff.^ In illustration,^he refers to the lead question, and so^disposes of it. Tradition brought^forward from the Septemlier campaign^tells us of the time when Congressman^Carter ^talked with the secretary antl^immediately the price of lead ad^^vanced.^ If Mr. Carter could have^arranged to get his work in again, he^might possibly have managed to talk^the secretary into a line or two of rec^ommeiidation in favor of his constitu^^ents in their relation to a tariff on the^stuff tossed into this country, duty^free, for the benefit of certain eastern^manufacturers with whom Mr. Win^dnm confessed his unwillingness seri^^ously to interfere.
Niliety-eiKbti In hihui i^I two hiiildreil mid^sixty-seven iplcstions were asked in the^1'aruell ease. Anil there was no woman^ill tin- eiise. either.
Theiiiercaxillg rcH|^cct shown to ^ hris-^tiaiiity is it healthful m^'i of American^life. Ill a Colorado town ^A Grand Sa^^cred lUw Fight^ was advertised for last^Sunday evening.
Notto lie outdone in cutcrise by those^lieWM|xi|HTM which have started reporters^^MM tin- world in an attempt to lower^the rcconI of eighty days, the Washington^J'usf lias given it dime to a red-nosed^journalist who applied for a |^ositioii the^other day. and instructed him to Net out^in a ^lue northerly course anil aee how^much time lie could consume before get^^ting around the glolie to the ottlee again.^The /'ox^ no doubt means to keep abreast^of the times in journalistic enterprise if it^rolls the staff of tin1 intoxicating pleas^^ure of this man's society during the rest^of their natural existence.
Acoolness has sprung up between Mrs.^4 'udaliy and Mrs. Powell of ( liicago. Mrs.^^ 'uilahy hmt a !fs!,!IH^ camel's hair shawl^while going to it lull. A few days after^Nlie saw Mrs. Powell promenading the^streets with (he shawl on her hack. Mrs.^Cudaliy thereupon caused the urrest of^Mrs. Powell, mill that worthy lady was^thrown into jail. Hut on the trial Mrs.^Powell proved satisfactorily that her lllia-^hand hail found the shawl in the street.^Then Mrs. Powell turned around and ob^^tained it verdict of #l,lliu against Mrs.^Cudaliy for false imprisonment. sliinApr^anil all that sort of thing. This illustrates^the aphorism that it is easier to get into a^llrst-class law suit than for the wife of a^rich man to wear the hair of a camel.
Tileservices at (.race Kpiscopal church,^Chicago, last Sum lay, were pleasantly^varied by the presentation of three prizes,^for which the choir boys had liecn striv^^ing for Home time, tine was for ^neat-^iicsn,^ one for ^manliness,^ and the third^for ^reverence.^ We can conceive how^the good musical director, who acted aa^the judge, could reach a conclusion as to^iieiituesN, ami could even render an^impartial decision in a well-matched^act-to of manliness. But how the^duce In- kept score in the game of revep-^crciicc, we confess our inability to see. It^would seem that that verdict could only lie^rendered by a higher judge. How does^the professor know hut that the little^fellow who bowed bis head at the proper^moments anil otherwise liehaved himself^in such an cxemphiry and devout manner^while in the choir, was not all the whilo^studying new combinations of dogs' tails^and tin cans, or craftily plotting fresh^raids upon his mother's raspberry jam'.'^Abstraction at church by no means im^^plies that the individual abstracted hits^tl xed his thoughts on high ; and with due^res|m-ct totirace church we submit that^reverence contests urc tin- Height of irrev^^erence.
ItishopStciihoiiNc, leader of the Mor^^mon colony in the Canadian Northwest,^claims to have discovered a way to make^bigamy |h^rfectly legal under the laws of^the country. He adduces the case of a^luichelor bridegroom with two brides, and^assumes that both ladies an* married at^one and tin- same instant, ho that neither^of the wives shall pr^-cede the other. Tim^goisl bishop adds :
Istill think thai such a marriage if registered^would satisfy all Hit technical condition* of val^^idity: and, further, that if the registrar were to^refuse registration he would be lislde lo ditiiiituen^to the hride ami griNiiii. In any case the liiishand^would have to In- adjudicated to one or the other^of tile ladle* claiming him. Now I want to knsw^which would he the victim of hlgainy.
Thishypothetical state of affairs opens^up a variety of interesting questions. It^strikes u layman that such a wedding^would tic prima facie evidence of violated^law, and that the courts would rule that^the bad man could he udjudieuteil to^neither lady since neither lady had ticcti^lawfully married to hint. Still Bishop^Stciiliousc knows a great deal more about^bigamy anil such tilings than we do. ami^Ins construction of the law in tin- absence^of any precedent may lie assumed to be^correct. Now, of course, if tilt* marriage^of two I.iilu s to one groom can Im^ |ht-^fortucd at the same instant, it follows that^under this plan the mimticr of legal^brides call be multiplied indefinitely, the^self-same ceremony doing for all. Hy^this means a Mormon young man could^build himself a large and flourishing^household ill a single hour. He could, as^it were, lay in a Mock of go,m 1 s Niifticicut^to last him a life time. ||e would rest in^tin- comforting assurance that he was^not liable to attack anil prosecution by the^state, since he was legally an well as^morrally married to his entire collection.^I'ndcr those virciimstaticcH one can imag^^ine the care and diligence which a judi^^cious mail, with a pro|m-r view to his^future happiness. would exercise^in making up a choice assortment. His^chief concern would he variety, for how^^ever much his predclictioiiH might lie in^ill favor of u particular ty|H^, a sensible
manwould not be ao foolish aa to confine^himaelf to that one order of girl. In the^matter of parlor ornament* be would want^articles that would not be out of harmony^with the prevailing ideas of the various^suites of rooms. He would select hair,^eyes, skin and form with a view to the tout^ensembles. These of course would be his^high-grade wives, the shining ornaments^of society. Not ao much discrimination^would Is- necessary in the collection of the^inferior order of wives, at least ao far as^external ap|m-arance went. To Is- aure a^man Just starting out in married life^would take pnina to get plenty of wives^cx|m*ricuced in cookery, wives skilled in^I the laundry business, wives tit for cham-^I iM-rmuids, scrubbing wives, wives with a^knowledge of Issikkeepmg, and heavy-^draught wives for use on the farm; but all^of these wives could l^e appointed on a^pure business lawns, that of their abilities,^to determine which candidates might Imb^subjected to a civil service examination.^To marry 11 fly or sixty wives at once^tile bridegroom w ould Im^ under the neees-^sity of hiring a hall; but on the other band^only one minister or justice of the |s-itce^would he required, so that the total cost^would be less than the aggregate expense^of ho many separate weddings strung^along at the rate of two or three a year.^The only objection that we can hcc to^Hishop StcnhoiiHc'N ingenious scheme to^legalise bigamy, and it is not so much all^objection, indeed, as it is a possible* dis^^comfort attendant upon the |ieciiliar cir-^cuinstancca of the case, is this, that for^the first few weeks or so there will Is- UIl-^seeuily jealousy and strife among the^many ladies. I'ndcr the old method pur^^sued by the bend of the house, namely^that of marrying at intervals, the wives^got use to the introduction of new com^^ers, and although Home might feel at^tilll.es th^- pangs of jealousy and grief, the^household was ill Hitch a well-established^state of order and discipline, that all such^feelings were necessarily suppressed.^Any outbreak was im|s^ssil^le. I'ndcr the^new plan there is bound to be more or^less confusion for a time, and complaints^of indifference, distrust ami neglect are^almost certain to arise. There will Ml^considerable clashing antl crying before^all the wives find their respective places^ami duties in the household, and the bride^^groom will have trouble in adjudicating^their varioiiH antl multiform claims. Hut^time works wonders ami a happy family^may Ik- the outcome at last.
CURRENT COM Mb NT
HighArt at the Hub.^From the New York Trllmae.
Theysay it is a great treat to hear n^cultivated HoHtoli girl sing ^Whence did^you Procure thut Tile'.'^ or ^John, Pro^^cure your Fowling Piece.
TheNew I'osl master's Tongue.
Fromthe Chester Kvcniiiu News.
Chudwicknearly wore out his tongue in^his oration before General Clurksoii, and^he may have to half sole Is/forc he com-^^neuces licking postage stamps.
Mow^MMBJB Would Settlr It.
Fromthe New York Herald.
Acommittee of scientific men wan ap-^MMMRi yesterday to examine the Kgy|^-^tian obelisk in Central park with a view^to preserving it from further disintegra^^tion. If the olsdisk were in Chicago the^MMk would solve the problem by^building a new one.
CivilService Reform In llllnoU.
Fromthe Kansas MM Tunes.
SenatorFarwell is not only opposed to^the civil MVM law, but he MWM that^senators and congressmen should Is^ al^^lowed to make l^s-al federal ap|k^iut-^uieiits. This is a |m^pular belief among^senators anil congressmen, and especi^^ally among Illinois senators ami congress^^men.
Howto Kduests the Indiana.^From the i liicago Times.
TheHi-crctary of the interior in bin an^^nual report says that the way to make the^Indians self-siip|s^rtiug is to educate their^children. Kxaetly. Educate them to get^up at 5 o'clfs-k in the morning and milk^the cows, f^HHl the horses, get a bite of^breakfast, and then put in a day behind^the plow, milk again, eat, and go to bed.
AContented Klectlou I'reeedenU
Fromthe Kansas t'itv Star.
Thecontested election cost's which will^come up in congress when it meets in I^e-^eemls-rare likely to occupy much time^and to MMM no end of wrangling and^debate. Seventeen scuts are in doubt and^all of them are clahiusl by republicans.^The party majority in such cases not in^^frequently cuts more of a figure than the^law and tin- evidence. Thad Stevens es^^tablished the pndent when he said:
^If course we must stand hy our d ^d^rascals. Which is he 7
Hlppolyteand Fred Hough
Fromtin* Chicago Times.
PrcHidciitHipitolyte is declared to Is' itt-^cciiHcd la-cause this government is repre^^sented at llay ti by Fred Douglass, a col^^ored man. As Hippofytc's blood is tinc^^tured with bronze, it is difficult to^understand how he can justly complain.^He should remember that it is not the^person but the |s^wer back of the person^that iIim's honor to his country, and that^there is not a greater nation represented^at his tinsel court than the one which^stands there ill the person of Fred Doug^^lass. Hippolyte should pluck that ^Mole^^out of his own eye and give it to us for a^narlsir.
Prof.Huxley is a confirmed dyspeptic.
MyronW. Whitney, the Hoston basso,^served for Heveti years as a bricklayer.
Prof.Tucker, of Andover, limits the^original thinkers of America to three^names - Jonathan F.dwards, Benjamin^Franklin and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
SamuelMorse, of Ksscx, Muss., has^been hungry all the time for thirteen^years. He drinks three quarts of water^|mt day and eats hearty meals every hour.^His age is til years ami his weight t:c^^pounds. His case is u pti/./le to the phy^^sicians.
Theo|m-iiing of the diamond fields of^South Africa, from which $l,tUI,UUO,tluu^worth of diamonds have ts-eu taken, was^ilue to the pertinacity of a man named^Cl'Ucilly, who was a trailer among the^natives ami first conceived the idea that^the country was rich in diamonds ami^gold. O'Koilly himself diil not go to the^diggings and did not profit by them. On^the contrary'- the rush to the diamond^fields ruined his trade with the natives,^and a South African correspondent says^that he is now working for. his living.
Ourstock of Fall and Winter Goods was never so com^^plete as now and prices will be found as low or^lower than can be found elsewhere.
BARGAINSIN EVERY DEPART^^MENT.
Inthis department we are excelled by none.^We invite inspection and take pleasure^in showing the Latest Novelties.
54-inchall-wool Ladies' Cloth at 65c per yard. This cloth is cheap^at 90 cents.
38-inchwool Tricot at 40c per yard, well worth 75c per yard.^The newest styles in Dress Flannels at 49c per yard.^Extra Heavy Twilled Flannels at 50c a yard, worth 75c.^40-inch all-wool Tricots, new line of shades at 48c per yard.
Ladies'Heavy Wool Hose at 25c^per pair, worth 40c.
Misses'Fine Cashmere Hose, all^sizes, at 25c per pair, black and^colored.
Misses'Knglish Ribbed Wool^Hose, all sizes, 5 pairs for Si.00.
Five-HookKid Gloves, extra^good, all sizes, at $l per pair.
Ladies'White Merino Vests and^Pants at 45c ^. d 75c, former^price 75c and Si.25.
Ladies'Scarlet AH-Wool Vests^and Pants at 90c per pair.
Misses'Scarlet Vests and Pants,^all sizes at 35c per pair, former^price 50c.
Five-HuttonKid Gloves for 50c^per pair, former price $1.00.
NEWWRAPS ARRIVING DAILY
Forthis week we will offer
TheseWraps are sold elsewhere at S8.00 to Si2.00. Come early and
Ourstock is large and well selected. Our price as low as the lowest.^SPECIAL FOR THE WEEK:^Extra Tapestry Brussels at50 cents per yard.
50pairs 10-4 Brown Blankets at^S2.10 per pair.
50pairs 10-4 Blue Kersey Blan^^kets at S3.00 per pair.
50pairs Extra Fine Gray Blan^^kets at $5.00 per pair.
50White Wool Blankets at S4.50^per pair.
500Comfortables from Si.oo'up
50 White Bed Spreads at 70c^each. A great bargain.
50extra heavy Bed Spreads at tl^each, former price Si.50.
50Fine Marseilles Bed Spreads^at Si.50 each, worth S2.25.
Estes^ Connell Mercantile Company.